With their velvety texture, these vintage photographs of Alma Lavenson are rooted in the 1930s and 40s. Lavenson documented the era’s architecture and industrial environment. Her photographs of metal and wood mechanisms, taken mainly at the end of the 1920s, demonstrate the photographer’s penchant for geometrical compositions, which she would develop later in her photographs of rural America as she captured the vertical and horizontal lines of the countryside in a search for abstraction.
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